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Lettuce Wraps with Turmeric Infused Ground Beef

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Based on a Mexican salad I like to make, these lettuce wraps hug the creamy, meaty filling and keep the goodies wrapped up like a taco shell.

The lettuce is very low-carb, holds together well and gives a nice crunch to the meal.

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Dress up your ground beef

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The ground beef is really the star of the recipe here, our daughter calls it “yellow meat” and requests it at least once a week.

Infusing ground beef with medicinal herbs and spices is an easy way to add variety and various nutrients to your diet.

There is a lot that can be done with ground beef – stir-fry, omelettes, meatza pie and more!

Simple cooking is the best for daily meals, I can add high-quality flavors to a pound of ground beef and have it ready in minutes. Using herbs is a good strategy for keeping your taste buds excited.

I wrote an entire chapter in our cookbook, The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook, about herbs and spices, medicinal properties, DIY recipe blends, and even a homemade green powder.

Buy in bulk, save some cash

I promote purchasing in bulk whenever possible. This is a practice I employ as much as I can with local farms and regional sources. It is especially handy for ingredients you use often. We have bought our coconut oil in 5 gallon tubs for years now! I keep it sealed as a stool for the kids and scoop a small portion into a jar for use.

Source your meats as locally as possible. If you don’t have a local option, check out US Wellness grass-fed and grass-finished meats. They offer a packaged deal of 25 pounds bulk ground beef.

Shopping Suggestion: 25 pounds GRASS-FED AND FINISHED ground beef

Say you want the bun?

If lettuce isn’t your thing, use a 5-ingredient Keto Flatbread as a tortilla like disc. I would adjust the portion size to make an extra large disc, big enough to stuff and fold like a taco shell. The original flatbread recipe is written for smaller flatbread or pancake sized rounds. A Cauliflower Tortilla could also be used as a shell to hold in your delicious turmeric infused meat. We have lots of good options as low-carb dieters!

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Lettuce Wraps with Turmeric Infused Ground Beef

Turmeric infused ground beef wrapped in lettuce, topped with sour cream and avocado.
4 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric root powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion diced
  • 8 leaves butter lettuce
  • 1 large avocado sliced or diced
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream

Instructions

  • Warm the coconut oil over medium-low heat in a skillet. Add the turmeric and black pepper. Heat for a minute or two.
  • Place the meat in the oil and break apart with a spatula. Add the garlic, cumin and salt. Pan fry.
  • In the last minute of cooking, add the cilantro and onion. Cook until meat is done.
  • Arrange your leaves on a serving plate, use two leaves per wrap. Divide the meat evenly into each of the shells, top with avocado and sour cream.

Notes

Macros per serving: 38.2 g fat, 6.9 g carb, 2.2 g net carb, 22 g protein
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2 Responses

  1. Tyler
    | Reply

    In the macros, “fat” was written twice instead of “protein”. I can’t wait to make some yellow meat! How integral to the flavor is onion, in your opinion?

  2. Jessica Haggard
    | Reply

    Thanks 🙂 One should be protein, I’ll fix it right now

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